A.L. Bennetts, proprietor of the New York Fruit Store-established business in 1879-was born in N.Y., in 1826; came west to Wis. in 1848, and, after traveling about, finally located at Forth Winnebago. He afterwards moved to Minnesota; from there to Saginaw, Mich.; thence to O.; then back to Mich.; from there to Chicago, and then to this city. He served in the late war two years under Gen. Burnside, in the 9th army corps. He has held various town offices. He married Grace Brigham of Wis. They have three children.